Category: Gigs

An early shout for this one . . . the Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans are back . . . Tickets: £17.50 - 7.30 pm-11.30 pm Ticketmaster or The members of the Hot 8 were all born and raised in New Orleans; many of them began playing together in high school. In 1995 […]

Corey Harris The Grand, Clitheroe 17th May, 2014 Corey Harris is a guitarist, songwriter and performer who is leading a contemporary revival of country blues with a fresh, modern hand. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical artistry is complemented by serious explorations of the historical and cultural conditions […]

Honky Tonk Shindig – Dave Taylor sings and plays classic Country and Western, Blues and Rockabilly. Dave’s got some of the great songs that tell about love, life, not to mention drinking- the real soul of Country, but without glitter or sentimentality. Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash- great singers and […]

**REMINDER – THURSDAY, 24TH APRIL, 2014 Doug MacLeod is rightly acknowledged as a torchbearer of the acoustic blues. The man from St Louis, Missouri, is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters. He is highly respected for his superb song-writing, and several of his songs have been covered by many […]

New Blues ’n’ Roots Festival for Shropshire Church Stretton, in Shropshire is getting a new addition to the festival calendar. The first ever Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival will be held in the town on Saturday, 31st May, 2014. The festival, which will be supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, aims to showcase some of the best singer-song […]

Graham and Steve at True Blues Club are organising an all-day benefit gig/jam for stricken blues/rock giant Walter Trout, to be  held on Saturday, 17th May. They are currently putting a bill together, and have a Facebook page for the event: Also check out the True Blues website:

Gigs: April at The Hop Pocket, Chorley

Posted on: Thursday, Apr 3, 2014


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Multiple British Blues Awards winner Ian Siegal Plays The Atkinson  European Blues awards: Best Vocalist 2013 British Blues Awards: Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Song 2013 US “BMA” Blues Music Awards: Best Contemporary Album nominee 2013 US Blues Blast awards: Best Contemporary Album nominee 2013  He’s jammed with Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood; sung with […]

Windermere Rocks the Blues: 18 – 19 April 2014

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 30, 2014

News just in on a two day festival Easter weekend at Bowness-on-Windermere. Headliners Connie Lush and Aynsley Lister. See the poster for details.  I don’t have a URL.  

The Paddy Maguire band on their debut travelled from Yorkshire to entertain and did that to a packed crowd. It didn’t take long for the band and audience to find their groove – with Paddy front and centre on lead guitar and lead vocals along with a good solid rhythm section to back him up, […]

The John Fairhurst Band return to Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Saturday, 12th April. Full details here: As ever for a Saturday night, it’s free before 9 pm and then £4 after

Tickets Friday May 9th £20 Saturday May 10th – £25, after 6pm for last 3 acts – £20 Weekender £35 All advance tickets – £5 reduction to be purchased by May 3th Camping available with WCs £5 per person per night (5 mins walk ) Caravan site available at Bank Farm, Bangor on Dee. Call […] The Ben Poole Band return to Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, next Saturday, 29th March. Full details here: From Garry White of Bluefunk: The merest mention of the NIMMO name is enough to set the pulse racing of any blues rock fan on the planet.  If you were privileged to see The Nimmo Brothers, Stevie and Alan at the Cabin last autumn you will know why we are so excited to host Stevie’s […]

The excellent Rag Mama Rag has an appearance at Wallasey Folk Club on 23 March 2014. Details here. The usual sessions are open mic – I hear that a few blues players pop along – blues players and blues fans are always welcome.

Gigs: The Lol Goodman Band upcoming dates

Posted on: Sunday, Mar 16, 2014

The North West based blues outfit, The Lol Goodman Band, have the following upcoming dates, with most in the region: Sat  29th Mar.  Duck & Drake Music Venue, Leeds Sun. 30th Mar.  Barnsley Rock & Blues Club, Polish Club, Barnsley Sat.  5th Apr.  Tilt Blues Bar, Nottingham Sun. 20th Apr.  Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival […]

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